Easy French Onion Soup Recipe: A Comfort Food Classic
Hello friends, today I want to share a recipe for one of my favorite comfort foods, a classic dish perfect for treating yourself to a bowl of savory goodness. Today I am going to show you how I prepare an Easy French Onion Soup Recipe that is simply delicious.
French Onion Soup has been a beloved staple in French cuisine for centuries, with its roots dating back to the Roman Empire. Traditionally made with caramelized onions, beef broth, and a crunchy baguette topped with gooey melted cheese. This recipe is so easy to make, you’ll wonder why you haven’t been making it all along.
I am going to walk you through each step in making this Easy French Onion Soup Recipe that’s both simple and delicious, ensuring you can recreate this iconic French dish in your own kitchen with ease. And the best part? It’s easy enough to make for a weeknight family dinner, but it’s also impressive enough to serve to your guests at a fancy dinner party.
And just a quick note: If you really want to kick it up a notch you should also try my recipe for a combination of two classic comfort foods – French Onion Beef Stew
But for now, get ready to create a mouthwatering Easy French Onion Soup Recipe that’ll have you saying “More please!” in no time!
So let’s get cooking!
How to Make Classic French Onion Soup
Sauté the Onions to caramelize them before you add them to the soup.
- 1 tablespoon Sweet Butter
- 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 8 large Onions cut 1/4"inch thick
- 1 cup approx. chopped Shallots
In the Soup Pot.
- 8 ounces Sweet Butter not salted
- 6 ounces Flour
- 2 large Leeks cut 1/4"inch thick white part and light green only
- ¼ cup Sherry Wine
- ¼ cup Port Wine
- 3 cups Beef Stock
- 6 cups Vegetable or Chicken Stock
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 French Bread
- 1/2 cup grated Swiss Cheese
- ½ cup grated Parmesan Reggiano
- Sauté the Onions to caramelize
- In a large fry pan heat oil and butter when hot add the onions and cook at high heat to caramelize, until golden brown. Add the shallots and cook until light golden brown as well. This could take 15 to 20 minutes and reserve on the side.
- In the Soup Pot
- Add the butter and when melted add the flour and make a soft roux. Add the caramelized onion and shallots and add the leeks and top with the stocks. Add salt and pepper and cook slowly for 60 to 45 minutes until onion are soft!
- In the meantime, cut 9 to 12 slices 1/2"inch thick of the French bread and toasted them in the oven until light golden brown. Cover with cheese and bake another 5 minutes until cheese is brown.
- Pour the soup in individual bowls and place 2 or 3 slices of the toasted bread on top.
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Délicieuse soupe, mon ami!!!…
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Once again a wonderful recipe I wouldn’t have thought of. I’ve got a fire going, some music playing and am happily caramelizing my onyons. BTW I doctored and slow cooked my vegetable broth and a little less so for my beef broth. It does make a difference or at least I thought so with recent turkey pot pie I made. Keep this up my friend, my friends are amazed by cook Paul. 🕺🥃. Oh, can you spell out the book name you call every Chef’s resource.